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Renter-Occupied Housing, 2018

COUNTY46.2%or57,065renter households
Choropleth legend0%21.2%43.5%63.4%80.3%100%

Why This is Important

Higher percentages of rental units in a blockgroup may indicate an increased need for services that support renters. Combined with gross rent as a percentage of household income, the percent of renter-occupied units can help determine where affordable housing development can be effective in stabilizing neighborhoods during times of rapid, uneven investment.

About the Data

All occupied units which are not owner occupied, whether they are rented for cash rent or occupied without payment of cash rent, are classified as renter-occupied. Renter-occupied status also applies to units in continuing care arrangements, such as assisted living.

As with all measurements from the American Community Survey in the Neighborhood Compass, this data represents 5 years' worth of surveying. With each annual update, the 5-year period advances by dropping one year and incorporating the next. For this reason, annual releases of this measurement are not suitable for true time series comparison until no overlap exists among the survey periods.

Source: American Community Survey (ACS)

Additional Resources

Resource Learn More and Take Action
Tenant Training Manual The City of Durham's manual for understanding the rights and obligations of tenants.
City of Durham Proactive Rental Inspection Program (PRIP) The program works to proactively identify and remediate rental housing that does not meet the City of Durham’s Minimum Housing Code and all related ordinances or state unsafe building laws.
City of Durham Community Development The city’s community development and neighborhood stabilization and revitalization efforts including financial empowerment and home retention, affordable housing, and homelessness services programs.
City of Durham Human Relations (Fair Housing) Working to eliminate discrimination in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodations; prioritizing community outreach and educational activities to meet the needs of our citizens.
Durham Housing Authority Striving to increase self-sufficiency of residents by providing them with an opportunity to develop specific strategies that will assist them in becoming more independent and breaking the cycle of poverty. DHA programs include HOPE VI, conventional housing and Section 8.
American Community Survey (ACS) The source of information about and data from the American Community Survey (ACS).
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